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2012 AMERICAN FILM MARKET

Nov 08, 2012


Although I wasn't able to attend most of the market due to being stranded in New York due to hurricane Sandy the last few days of the conference reflected a vibrancy that appeared to surpass the 2011 AFM.
Some of the statistics are as follows.

Industry attendees, the non-buyers/sellers that include Attorneys, Bankers, Directors, Festival Programmers, Film Commissioners, Filmmakers, Financiers,
Government Officials, Post Production Facilities, Press, Producers, Studio Facilities, Trade Associations, Writers and IFTA Guests finished at 3,063. Overall, the market drew more than 7,749 people in attendance to date.

Additional AFM highlights included:

•           442 films screened

•           82 world premieres

•           327 market premieres

•           Films from more than 30 countries

•           More than 650 screenings

According to Jonathan Wolf AFM managing director , “The healthy growth in new buying companies is the most important metric for us,”  “It shows that the global marketplace for independent film is continuing to expand.” Regions with more buyers at the market included Asia (up 14%) and Latin/South America (up 17%). Among individual countries, Japan and Korea had the largest increase for buying companies, with Korea (up 26%) and Japan up (23%).

And attendance among exhibitor-affiliated participants (including their executives, producers, talent and guests) concluded at 3,069. Industry attendees, the non-buyers/sellers that include Attorneys, Bankers, Directors, Festival Programmers, Film Commissioners, Filmmakers, Financiers, Government Officials, Post Production Facilities, Press, Producers, Studio Facilities, Trade Associations, Writers and IFTA Guests finished at 3,063. Overall, the market drew more than 7,749 people in attendance to date.

The five-day AFM Conference Series showcasing sessions on financing, production, marketing, distribution and pitching, featured global industry leaders including Nigel Sinclair, Bahman Naraghi, Alison Thompson, Michael Werner, Roger Corman, Lloyd Kaufman, Tatiana Kelly, Ry Russo-Young and many others.  Additionally, the Industry Conversations Series — intimate, interactive and informative discussions with visionaries, trendsetters and experts in the film industry — delivered many prominent speakers, including Directors Sacha Gervasi, Victor Levin and Josh Stolberg; Producer Bonnie Curtis, Jonathan Silverman, Pamela Adlon, “Harry Potter” franchise Executive Producer Michael Barnathan, Participant Media’s Courtney Sexton and Filmmaker Eddie Schmidt.

Some of the attendees I spoke with seemed more encouraged then last year and felt that the next years AFM would see even more activity. Hopefully, it will.

Philip Friedman

 

 

 


  January 21, 2019

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